Appendix B - Google it!
You would think, in the age of Google and the online dictionary, it wouldn't be so hard to figure out that a certain name was a bad one. Unfortunately for some, a simple Google search proved to be too much:
Nivea Airiel - Alternate spelling of Nevaeh? Probably. But also a lotion brand.
Shlok Vishal - Yes, I know, an "ethnic"* name. But still incredibly unfortunate.
Kipper Eugene - Baby? Or delicious breakfast fish?
Alexia Addison - Not one, but TWO disorders in one name!! (Alexia, Addison)
Shalott - "Is it too out there/arty?" No, but it kind of makes me hungry...
Some names don't even require an internet search: a simple out-loud pronunciation should suffice. Cases in point:
Tylynn Alexus (Tylenol-exus?)
*Someday I am going to write an entry about how much I hate the word "ethnic" as a name descriptor. It is so often used as a PC codeword for "something that is strange and not my own safe, normal culture" that its use when talking about names always seems so loaded.